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    7-Eleven Rebrands Texas Speedy Stops

    C-store chain continues its rapid growth in its home state.

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – It’s official. 7-Eleven Inc. returned to the Rio Grande Valley.

    Speedy Stops in southern Texas have been officially rebranded as 7-Eleven locations, reported The Brownsville Herald. Speedy Stops stores were part of 7-Eleven’s Dec. 31 acquisition of 143 convenience stores and gas stations from C.L. Thomas Inc.

    Dallas-based 7-Eleven now operates 14 locations in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The c-store chain said it has no plans to add more stores here in the near future because it is busy integrating several recent acquisitions. But, company spokesperson Margaret Chabris told the news outlet that 7-Eleven is "always on the lookout for great locations in areas where we always do business."

    As part of 7-Eleven’s deal with C.L. Thomas, the chain also added many Tiger Mart retail locations.

    When announcing the deal in 2012, 7-Eleven Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stan Reynolds said the company’s acquisitions last year increased its number of locations in the Lone Star State from 342 to 700.

    "We continue to build our presence in a rapidly growing area of the U.S., along the I-35 corridor from north of Dallas-Fort Worth to the Mexican border," he said.

    7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,110 7-Eleven convenience stores in North America.

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